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With billions more allocated to immigration detention, it's another bleak year for refugees Vaccine passports: why they are good for society What is mucormycosis, the fungal infection affecting COVID patients in India? 'Frontline workers' among those to get priority in Albanese's housing program Why India’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is faltering – podcast Who was better at predicting the course of the pandemic – experts or the public? Grattan on Friday: Is that the Coalition debt truck parked just past the election? Coronavirus variant B16172: Could it block the UK's path out of lockdown? Here’s how much your personal information is worth to cybercriminals – and what they do with it Why is the FDA funded in part by the companies it regulates? Protests by Palestinian citizens in Israel signal growing sense of a common struggle Faith in numbers: Is church attendance linked to higher rates of coronavirus? Free speech wasn't so free 103 years ago, when 'seditious' and 'unpatriotic' speech was criminalized in the US Refugee camps can wreak enormous environmental damages – should source countries be liable for them? Scientists at work: Helping endangered sea turtles, one emergency surgery at a time Apple threatens to upend podcasting's free, open architecture What the Euro 2020 Panini sticker album can teach us about probability How the bubonic plague changed drinking habits Former minister's memoir is a candid critique of South Africa's political economy People with HIV are still dying from a treatable, but neglected, disease: all it needs is a plan Too late, already bolted: how a faster WHO response could have slowed COVID-19's spread Who is artist Luis Manuel Otero, symbol of the resistance and thorn in the side of the Cuban regime? Benin: Threat on transgender people and their defenders following the assault on three of them Palestinian reporters injured in Jerusalem, 21 media outlets destroyed in Gaza No vaccine 'targets', but Australians could still be vaccinated by end of year What is repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and how does it actually work? What is the Moderna COVID vaccine? Does it work, and is it safe? The 2021-22 budget has added salt to universities' COVID wounds With billions more allocated to immigration detention, another bleak year for refugees Big-spending 'recovery budget' leaves universities out in the cold Poor nutrition changes the way a body fights infection: this might protect against severe COVID-19 Thailand: Covid-19 Outbreaks in Prisons Several Top Hamas Military Commanders Killed in Israeli Airstrikes NZ Budget 2021: we need the arts to live, but artists need to earn a living How can the world help India — and where does that help need to go? How snake fangs evolved to perfectly fit their food Money for telescopes and vaccines is great, but the budget's lack of basic science funding risks leaving Australia behind The Mitchells vs The Machines shows 'smart' tech might be less of a threat to family bonds than we fear The budget should have been a road to Australia's low-emissions future. Instead, it's a flight of fancy In Cameroon Transgender Women Given Five-Years in Prison 'Top down' disaster resilience doesn't work. The National Recovery and Resilience Agency must have community at its heart Guide to the Classics: Montesquieu’s Persian Letters at 300 — an Enlightenment story that resonates in a time of culture wars How China has been transforming international education to become a leading host of students Soaring housing costs are pushing retirees into areas where disaster risks are high Despite major conservation efforts, populations of New Zealand's iconic kiwi are more vulnerable than people realise The 50 beautiful Australian plants at greatest risk of extinction — and how to save them The pressure is on for Australia to accept the coronavirus really can spread in the air we breathe How much can the budget's $1.1 billion for women's safety really achieve? Two experts give their verdict Hold the celebrations — the budget's supposed focus on women is no game-changer Public health officials are failing to communicate effectively about AstraZeneca Seti: how microbes could communicate with alien species How sex work has been affected by the pandemic Dunbar’s number: why my theory that humans can only maintain 150 friendships has withstood 30 years of scrutiny Israel-Palestine conflict: the role of Hamas and Fatah rivalry in latest violence Confusing AstraZeneca warfare messaging: Destroy the COVID-19 enemy fast, but wait Anti-Black racism is not a 'consensual schoolyard fight' Curious Kids: Can dogs catch COVID-19? Denying Black musicians their royalties has a history emerging out of slavery Teeth of fallen soldiers hold evidence that foreigners fought alongside ancient Greeks, challenging millennia of military history Judge rejects NRA's bankruptcy bid, allowing New York's lawsuit against the gun group to proceed: 5 questions answered Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict Ethiopia’s Axum Findings Ignore Massacre of Civilians Several NGOs denounce censorship of Palestinian voices by tech companies Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Public health officials are failing to effectively communicate during COVID-19 How America’s partisan divide over pandemic responses played out in the states Domestic violence isn't about just physical violence – and state laws are beginning to recognize that Myanmar's anti-coup protesters defy rigid gender roles – and subvert stereotypes about women to their advantage Pregnant women's brains show troubling signs of stress – but feeling strong social support can break those patterns President Biden's plan for free universal preschool – 5 questions answered Agnolotti, bucatini and the innovative new 'cascatelli' – a brief history of pasta shapes What American farmers could gain by rejoining the Asia-Pacific trade deal that Trump spurned Derek Chauvin trial: how oppressive police systems defend themselves Legacy of Chad's gatekeeper politics lives on beyond Déby -- and carries grave risks Cooking with kids at home saw a boom during lockdown – here's why it needs to continue What happened when Italy criminalised environmental protest COVID in India: a tragedy with its roots in Narendra Modi's leadership style How costumes in period dramas shape our perception of royalty 'Almost divine power': the lawyers who sign off who lives and who dies in modern war zones Nigeria's okada motorcycles have a bad image, but banning them solves nothing Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading roots Push for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver isn't a panacea: but it could nudge companies to share What’s happened to Keir Starmer’s leadership? Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Is it too risky to lift lockdown early in the UK? It depends on the kind of risk Politics with Michelle Grattan: Simon Birmingham and Jim Chalmers on a big spending budget COVID-19: is obesity really more of a risk factor for men than women? Evolution of a smile: 400 million year old spiny fish overturns shark theory of tooth origins Seti: microbes may already be communicating with alien species – new research Immune response might be more about signalling to others that you need help and less about protecting your body TRIPS waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of COVID-19 vaccine equity Albanese promises support for young entrepreneurs to develop startups Has the government rescued the arts in this budget? There are some winners but not much has changed A bigger budget for mental health services won't necessarily improve Australia's mental health Pay dirt: $200 million plan for Australia's degraded soil is a crucial turning point Israel-Palestinian violence: why East Jerusalem has become a flashpoint in a decades-old conflict Did someone drop a zero? Australia's digital economy budget spend should be 10 times bigger Budget package doesn't guarantee aged-care residents will get better care 'Insulting' and 'degrading': budget funding for childcare may help families but educators are still being paid pennies Why public health officials are failing to effectively communicate during COVID-19 How China used the media to spread its COVID narrative — and win friends around the world Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks UN: Governments Should Urge Xinjiang Inquiry Indonesia: Drop Charges, Release Peaceful Papuan Activist Joe Biden reinvents racism, by Thierry Meyssan Israeli and Palestinian continue clashes Fewer hard hats, more soft hearts: budget pivots to women and care How much can I spend on my home renovation? A personal finance expert explains Research shows high-end tourism in Indonesia fails to empower local people during COVID-19 pandemic Cuts, spending, debt: what you need to know about the budget at a glance Canada is virtue signalling while waffling on global access to COVID-19 vaccines US approves its first big offshore wind farm, near Martha's Vineyard – it’s a breakthrough for the industry Blogger Jailed for 6.5 Years on Dubious Charges in Uzbekistan I spent a year and a half at a 'no-excuses' charter school – this is what I saw As the government is learning, a 'wage freeze' can come with unintended consequences Plastic pollution: scientists track a cargo spill from New York to Norway, reveal how currents disperse harmful substances Inspired by organic cells, with some marvellous art on show, the Gold Coast's new HOTA Gallery is a triumph Core strength: why is it important and how do you maintain it? The carbon footprint of Airbnb is likely bigger than you think Destruction of coastal forest for a major tourism project raises questions about Jamaica’s climate change posture COVID during pregnancy poses a low risk to newborns, new research shows Curious Kids: Why do people with synaesthesia link senses, and how does it work? Ottawa's $10-a-day child care promise should heed Québec’s insights about balancing low fees with high quality Less hard hats, more soft hearts: budget pivots to women and care Cuts, spends, debt: what you need to know about the budget at a glance Doctors treating trans youth grapple with uncertainty, lack of training Putting a dollar value on nature will give governments and businesses more reasons to protect it Young farmers struggle with child care and health insurance – and that can threaten the future of family farms US parents pay nearly double the 'affordable' cost for child care and preschool How do I talk to my child about violence? 4 essential reads How the Texas Top 10% Plan failed to attract more students to the state's flagship colleges Robert Owen, born 250 years ago, tried to use his wealth to perfect humanity in a radically equal society Gender pension gap: why women save less - and why that's changing dramatically Relationships during a pandemic: How dating apps have adapted to COVID-19 #FoodPorn: People are more attracted to social media content showcasing fatty foods When your dream job is a nightmare Type 2 diabetes: sitting can cause problems with blood sugar levels, so get up and move COVID-19: field research needs to find a way back fast after the pandemic DUP leadership election Q&A: all you need to know as Edwin Poots and Jeffrey Donaldson Why Nigerian small businesses aren't using the full power of social media It's time to stop ignoring paid childcare in urban Africa Book shows the folly of painting Mandela as either saint or sellout Pilgrimage in a pandemic: lessons from Mecca on containing COVID-19 Jerusalem: the politics behind the latest explosion of violence in the Holy City Seaspiracy: how to make fishing more sustainable by tackling bycatch – new research Global Voices is seeking an Asia-Pacific-based English-language subeditor Using Clubhouse to counter Beijing-imposed amnesia: An interview with Ai Weiwei Burqa ban in Sri Lanka would undermine national security and human rights A proposal by a Brazilian senator resurrects ideas of restrictive abortion law Budget splashes cash, with $17.7 billion for aged care and a pitch to women Frydenberg spends the budget bounty to drive unemployment down to new lows Budget 2021: the floppy-V-shaped recovery View from The Hill: Frydenberg finds the money tree Less hard hats, more soft hearts: budget pivots to women and the care sector Cuts, spends, debt: everything you need to know about the budget at a glance Drugs 'trilemma': how to halt the deadly trade while still ensuring development and peace Poor sleep linked to inability to focus – new study Burundi is releasing thousands from jail, but many political prisoners remain behind bars The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Curious Kids: why does the sun's bright light make me sneeze? Why Indonesia should raise the income tax of the ultra-rich individuals Sexual misconduct in film and TV: how intimacy coordination can help to address the historic issue Important Progress for People with Disabilities in Armenia Afghan cease-fire called for as Ramadan comes to a close Afghan cease-fire called for as Ramadan comes to a close Long before Billie Eilish, women wore corsets for form, function and support German Catholic Church defies the gay taboo US voters want to legislate against Facebook and Twitter Ukraine to take part in NATO's 2022 Defender Europe Exercise Christopher Steele produced second Trump dossier for the White House How we showed bamboo cricket bats could usher in a new, more sustainable epoch for the sport Scientists are more likely to study bold and beautiful blooms, but ugly flowers matter too 'Boys and their toys': how overt masculinity dominates Australia's relationship with water For Muslim refugees in immigration detention, another sombre, isolated Eid holiday Afghan cease-fire called for as Ramadan comes to a close Nobody cares about ugly flowers. Scientists pay more attention to pretty plants Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer's shot is authorized for kids 12 and up? Why NZ’s public sector wage freeze ignores the lessons of history Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the SolarWinds hack were all but inevitable – why national cyber defense is a 'wicked' problem COVID-19 upended Americans' sense of individualism and invited us to embrace interconnectedness – an idea from Greek philosopher Epicurus China's Tiangong space station: what it is, what it's for, and how to see it If I could go anywhere: searching for music in the places where Chopin lived and died Nobody cares about fugly flowers. Scientists pay more attention to pretty plants The NT's tough-on-crime approach won't reduce youth offending. This is what we know works The outlook for coral reefs remains grim unless we cut emissions fast — new research New research finds native forest logging did not worsen the Black Summer bushfires Would Australians support mandates for the COVID-19 vaccine? Our research suggests most would How better conversations can help reduce vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19 and other shots RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Why business school efforts to recruit more diverse faculties are failing China’s digital currency could be the future of money – but does it threaten global stability? African countries must embrace the concept of good food as good medicine Our research shows gaps in South Africa's diabetes management programme Nigerian hip hop lyrics put cybercrime in a good light Moving US Africa Command to Africa will not solve the continent's security issues South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of law Net zero: despite the greenwash, it’s vital for tackling climate change Beginners 101: How to confront and overcome the discomfort of starting something new South Carolina aims to bring back the firing squad Indians stepping up to try to save lives during COVID-19's catastrophic second wave Why some straight men have sex with other men How we showed bamboo cricket bats could usher in a new, more sustainable epoch for cricket Small countries and Covid-19 vaccination: the example of Serbia A new understanding of how the human brain controls our hands – new research Killing Schoolgirls in Afghanistan Public distress as Turkey institutes yet another COVID-19 lockdown With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland IRAN : Proposed Iranian law would ban US, British journalists and media Why the concept of net zero is a dangerous trap – podcast From Rodney King to George Floyd, how video evidence can be differently interpreted in courts Water wells are at risk of going dry in the US and worldwide DNA 'Lite-Brite' is a promising way to archive data for decades or longer 4 reasons business school faculty lack diversity States pick judges very differently from US Supreme Court appointments Haitians protest their president in English as well as Creole, indicting US for its role in country's political crisis US support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patent rights puts pressure on drugmakers – but what would a waiver actually look like? Women-dominated child and home care work is critical infrastructure that has long been devalued How much sleep do you really need? I went from regular TV commentator on COVID to long COVID sufferer in just a few months Huawei’s ability to eavesdrop on Dutch mobile users is a wake-up call for the telecoms industry Five things that family businesses must do to survive hard times Indian farmers' strike continues in the shadow of COVID-19 Attack on Ex-Maldives’ President Shows Cost of Impunity Azerbaijan’s former ‘graffiti prisoner’ Bayram Mammadov found dead in Turkey Australia Post's worst nightmare: Christine Holgate to head delivery rival Global Express Scottish elections: what happened – and what comes next? A new era of spaceflight? Promising advances in rocket propulsion Smartphones are powerful personal pocket computers – should schools ban them? How school pets can help children to learn and read 'Fortress Australia': what are the costs of closing ourselves off to the world? Part of the legal challenge to the India travel ban has been comprehensively defeated — here's why Charging Indians for COVID vaccines is bad, letting vaccine producers charge what they like is unconscionable Frontex: should EU agency linked to thousands of deaths from border 'pushbacks' be responsible for migrant safety? Azerbaijan’s former “graffiti prisoner” Bayram Mammadov found dead in Turkey Human rights groups propose #7FirstSteps to mend Egypt's ‘dismal’ record Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work Want to become a space tourist? You finally can — if you have $250,000 and a will to sign your life away UAE: Foreign Debtor Trapped in Dire Circumstances Middle East/North Africa: End Violent Punishment of Children Europe: Redouble Efforts to End Violence Against Women Nepal: Act to Avert Looming Covid-19 Disaster Wesley Enoch: the 2021 budget must think big and reinvest in the social capital of ideas Mounting evidence suggests COVID vaccines do reduce transmission. How does this work? Joint statement of the Middle East Quartet on the situation in East Jerusalem Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals Afghan school blast death toll rises above 60 Flights have resumed between New Zealand and NSW, but the temporary travel pause may not be the last I have asthma, diabetes or another illness — can I get my COVID vaccine yet? Facebook removes Ukrainian pro-government and opposition networks for ‘coordinated inauthentic behaviour’ Sadiq Khan re-elected: what London mayor's priorities should be for second term Interdisciplinary approaches to coastal vulnerability: the pathway to coastal sustainability Taking one for the team: 6 ways our cells can die and help fight infectious disease To understand racism, kids must empathise with its impact — and teachers must embrace discomfort A great start, but still not enough: why Victoria's new climate target isn't as ambitious as it sounds Shrill, bossy, emotional: why language matters in the gender debate English local elections 2021: how to really read the results The state of the union: what these elections mean for the future of the UK View from The Hill: a budget for a pandemic, with next year's election in mind Sadiq Khan re-elected with weakened majority: what London mayor's priorities should be for second term Why Kenya's judge recruiters are sceptical about activism on the bench Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reforms The fascinating history of how residents named their informal settlements in Nairobi Nigeria's electoral system is still broken. Here's a list of what's urgent The COVID-19 pandemic has created regional tourism hotspots as big cities suffer 4 ways to fill the need to socialize during the COVID-19 pandemic How communities can fight the stigma that isolates people with dementia After a year of Zoom meetings, we’ll need to rebuild trust through eye contact Seniors have a right to express their sexuality in long-term care homes, but staff need guidance Inside Myanmar: Testimonies of survival and resistance Imagining the Caribbean's architectural alphabet Remembering Zim Ngqawana 10 years on, a singular force in South African music Thailand: Land Rights Activist Gunned Down USA, WHO and Taiwan Violence in Jerusalem Raid in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 28 Dead Raid in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 25 Dead Japan’s Ruling Party LGBT Bill Falls Short Belarusian journalists forced into exile speak out From iron rain on exoplanets to lightning on Jupiter: four examples of alien weather Mary Ball Washington, George’s single mother, often gets overlooked – but she's well worth saluting TRIPS waiver: there's more to the story than vaccine patents A metropolis arose in medieval Cambodia – new research shows how many people lived in the Angkor Empire over time Frydenberg promises housing breaks in 'pandemic budget' Faces of those America is leaving behind in Afghanistan Police academies dedicate 3.21% of training hours to ethics and other public service topics – new research Warming is clearly visible in new US 'climate normal' datasets US prisons hold more than 550,000 people with intellectual disabilities – they face exploitation, harsh treatment Lag BaOmer pilgrimage brings Orthodox Jews closer to eternity – I experienced this spiritual bonding in years before the tragedy Space tourism is here – 20 years after the first stellar tourist, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin plans to send civilians to space Popping toys, the latest fidget craze, might reduce stress for adults and children alike COVID vaccine weekly: support builds for patent waiver as shortages threaten to bite The link between fertility and longevity – new research Middle Eastern monarchies: how do Arab ruling families hold on to power? Jersey fishing dispute: why the UK sent in the navy and how to resolve the spat – maritime security experts Forced fertility or infertility? Peruvian women still have no power over their own bodies Report of the Commission on the relations between journalists and police : towards an improvement on the ground? Scottish election: when will key results come in? Cancer: how one type of RNA could be the future of treatment Cuba's push for coronavirus vaccine sovereignty What India's second wave means for its vaccine coverage – and the rest of the world Hartlepool by-election: inside the new northern Conservatism Why imported veg is still more sustainable than local meat US State of Alabama Removes Anti-LGBT Language from Sex Ed Law Martial Law in Eastern Congo No Pretext for Abuse Vital Signs. The RBA wants to cut unemployment, and nothing — not even soaring home prices — will stand in its way 'Each burning pyre is an unspeakable, screeching horror' – one researcher on the frontline of India's COVID crisis VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Port of Darwin, India's second wave, and next week's budget US support for waiving COVID vaccine intellectual property is a huge step. Australia must follow Australia's settler and First Nations histories meet in the wild of the bush in Dogged How The Conversation's journalism made a difference in April Hong Kong activists sentenced to jail for commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre in 2020 Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself – so why aren't more companies doing it? Applying a gender lens to the budget is not about pitting women against men Iran nuclear talks continue China retaliates: suspending its Strategic Economic Dialogue with Australia is symbolic, but still a big deal What's the Valneva COVID-19 vaccine, the French shot that's supposed to be 'variant proof'? From baby blue-tongues to elephant doulas: motherhood across the animal kingdom Why Ontario had to transfer thousands of Toronto COVID-19 patients to other cities' hospitals Why now would be a good time for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to publish stress test results for individual banks How I found potential lost works of the great British painter William Hogarth – new research Georgia toughens penalties for administrative offences Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself – yet emissions are still rising fast, a new UN report warns Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it's more widespread than people realize Nocturnal dinosaurs: Night vision and superb hearing in a small theropod suggest it was a moonlight predator Farewell the utopian city. To cope with climate change we must learn from how nature adapts Who would win in a fight between an octopus and a seabird? Two marine biologists place their bets Friday essay: 3 ways philosophy can help us understand love The fatherhood penalty: how parental leave policies perpetuate the gender gap (even in our 'progressive' universities) Swim like a sea lion, splash like a seal: how evolution engineered nature’s underwater acrobats Print isn't dead: major survey reveals local newspapers vastly preferred over Google among country news consumers Applying a gender lens on the budget is not about pitting women against men Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Why not smash the patriarchy ADHD affects girls too, and it can present differently to the way it does in boys. Here's what to look out for Pictures from outer space reveal the extent of illegal gold mining in Peru Angolan government bans Brazilian TV channel, alleging ‘irregularities’ This Mother’s Day, pay attention to racialized women leading resistance movements, like Tamil mothers Reducing methane is good for climate, health and can pay for itself – yet emissions are still rising fast, a new UN report warns What India's government needs to do to avoid another healthcare meltdown US-backed vaccine patent waiver: pros and cons explained ICC Sentences LRA Leader to 25 Years Cuba's race to make its own coronavirus vaccine – podcast What this 100-year-old sex trafficking case tells us about modern exploitation and justice Dirty protests: why Irish republican prisoners smeared their cells with faeces to make a political statement during the Troubles Kids with a desk and a quiet place to study do better in school, data shows Why people with disabilities are at greater risk of going hungry – especially during a pandemic Anti-transgender bills are latest version of conservatives' longtime strategy to rally their base What the US can learn from Africa about slavery reparations Why it's time the UK took wrestling seriously Climate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing? Peacebuilding in Côte d’Ivoire: why it's hard to reintegrate combatants and achieve justice A return to the archives sheds light on German spies in South Africa during WWII The #JerusalemaDanceChallenge showed how Pan African styles can be forged Making space for Buddha in the boardroom Remote working has led to managers spying more on staff – here are three ways to curb it Hearing loss is a neglected hazard for miners in South Africa Environmental activists are being killed in Honduras over their opposition to mining How Uber drivers avoided — and contributed to — the fate of taxi drivers 5 factors that contribute to students finishing high school What Islamic State police files can tell us about everyday life under the caliphate It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takes Trump's Facebook ban upheld – but the future of the oversight board is in doubt Grattan on Friday: Unblocking the passage from India The government has pledged over $800m to fight natural disasters. It could be revolutionary — if done right COVAX: Enhance Transparency, Share Intellectual Property Uganda: Reject Sexual Offenses Bill Greece: Custody Bill Puts Women, Children at Risk Climate Crisis A Rising Threat to Maternal Health in the US Afghanistan: Health Care for Women Hit by Aid Cuts Myanmar: Junta Bans Satellite Television How do we actually investigate rare COVID-19 vaccine side-effects? What are waterspouts, and how do they form? An expert explains COVID has made one thing very clear — we do not know enough about Australians overseas G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' Meeting Communiqué What is "Free Speech?" Russia: Withdraw New Batch of Oppressive Laws Time for Action to Protect Australia’s Older People Biden Pledges Support for Covid-19 Intellectual Property Waiver COVID virus fragments have been detected in sewage in my area. What does that mean and what should I do? ABC's new arts show walks the line between high and low brow — and it works Why we should take a women-centred approach to diagnosing and treating iron deficiency Why Facebook created its own ‘supreme court’ for judging content – 6 questions answered Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Early humans used fire to permanently change the landscape tens of thousands of years ago in Stone Age Africa Is your kid studying a second language at school? How much they learn will depend on where you live 'Fit for service': Why the ADF needs to move with society to retain the public trust A cave site in Kenya’s forests reveals the oldest human burial in Africa A Belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed France: the weird and wonderful history of man-made borders 'See What You Made Me Do' will change the way we think about domestic violence. Here's what needs to happen now Australia's states are forging ahead with ambitious emissions reductions. Imagine if they worked together Here's why the planned NDIS reforms discriminate against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people What causes miscarriages? An expert explains why women shouldn't blame themselves How the trees in your local park help protect you from disease Adults are more generous in the presence of children – new research In Rwanda, genocide commemorations are infused with political and diplomatic agendas How we discovered the oldest human burial in Africa – and what it tells us about our ancestors How scientists make plant-based foods taste and look more like meat Ontario closes half of its youth detention centres, leaving some young people in limbo Survey shows some bosses are using the pandemic as an excuse to push workers Space weather is difficult to predict — with only an hour to prevent disasters on Earth For the EU's 'Green Deal' to succeed, economic theory must take into account qualitative growth Scottish election: how Brexit and independence referendums split voters into four tribes Interpol: UAE Official’s Candidacy Raises Human Rights Alarms Viet Nam: Mother and son unjustly convicted in “travesty of justice” Netanyahu corruption trial sheds light on meddling in Israeli media COVID is unlikely to be eliminated – here’s how we’ll treat it in the future Georgia voter suppression efforts may not change election results much Bishops' move to press Biden not to take Communion reflects power struggle in split Catholic Church Do people become more religious in times of crisis? Where coronavirus variants emerge, surges follow – new research suggests how genomic surveillance can be an early warning system MDMA may help treat PTSD – but beware of claims that Ecstasy is a magic bullet How 'socialism' stopped being a dirty word for some voters – and started winning elections across America Taste alone won't persuade Americans to swap out beef for plant-based burgers Upgrades for myGov and My Health Record sites in budget's $1.2 billion digital strategy Can scientists predict all of the ways the coronavirus will evolve? Are you a climate change hypocrite? Here’s why you shouldn’t worry UK-India trade deal: why the timing is crucial for both nations Vaccinating Africa against COVID-19: riding a roller coaster of poor information We gathered rich insights into child survival in Kenya by mapping patterns over 22 years Napoleon’s bicentenary: Why celebrating the French emperor has become so controversial Climate change risk is complex: here is a way to assess it Pasha 106: COVID-19 is increasing inequality in South Africa COVID crisis in India: why its public health strategy failed Elections 2021: what to look out for in Wales IQ tests: are humans getting smarter? UN Security Council: Adopt Global Arms Embargo on Myanmar Women leaders discuss campaign for digital rights in Thailand Listed as a "foreign agent", Russia's most popular independent website risks disappearing Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Politics with Michelle Grattan: what should the budget do for women? Jennifer Westacott (BCA) and Michele O'Neil (ACTU) UK elections 2021: your complete guide to the May 6 votes Mental wellbeing is not just beneficial for you – it can also lead to lower healthcare costs Four ways to make sure your passwords are safe and easy to remember Russian feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova announces hunger strike Community pantries inspire hope amid pandemic and economic crisis in the Philippines Women leaders discuss the campaign for digital rights in Thailand NSW deputy premier threatens to sue FriendlyJordies, reminding us that parody hits in a way traditional media can't 'Famously fed up’. How the work of feminist writer Kate Jennings changed Australia NFTs hit the big league, but not everyone will win from this new sports craze Sports concussions affect men and women differently. Female athletes need more attention in brain research France: Police Expelling Migrant Children Abuse of Cybercrime Measures Taints UN Talks Niger: New Government Should Investigate Massacres Group of Seven Foreign Ministers meet Group of Seven Foreign Ministers meet Fox scents are so potent they can force a building evacuation. Understanding them may save our wildlife The first step to curbing COVID vaccine misinformation is finding out who is most vulnerable. Our research sheds some light Cambodia: End Food Insecurity, Abuses During Lockdown Open letter from retired military : a plot against the Republic ?, by Thierry Meyssan India’s Leaders Obsessed with Criticism, Not Medical Shortages Group of Seven Foreign Ministers meet Male voices dominate the news. Here's how journalists and female experts can turn this around India’s Leaders Obsessed with Criticism, Not Medical Shortages These 3 tips will help you create a thriving pollinator-friendly garden this winter After 140 years, researchers have rediscovered an important Aboriginal ceremonial ground in East Gippsland We have so many good reasons to give international students hope, so why the lack of government urgency? China does not want war, at least not yet. It's playing the long game India is facing a terrible crisis. How can Australia respond ethically? Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions Gut feel or rational analysis? Both may be vital in finding winning ideas for new markets Are graphene-coated face masks a COVID-19 miracle – or another health risk? New Chia cryptocurrency promises to be greener than Bitcoin, but may drive up hard drive prices Selling a buffalo for a brain scan: India's COVID-19 crisis reveals deep fractures in its health system If New Zealand can radically reform its health system, why not do the same for welfare? Sri Lanka Face Covering Ban Latest Blow for Muslim Women In the grip of pandemic, ‘the time is now’ Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site Op-ed urges Benin to end Digital Law threat to journalism How COVID-19 is likely to slow down a decade of youth development in Africa Indigenous communities should be able to choose online voting, especially during COVID-19: Report Parents, for your 'quaranteenager's' sexual health, talk to them about taking risks The Bank of Canada must seize the pandemic moment and do more for Canadians Lots of people get to vote on police commissioners -- so why does no one bother? The world’s data explained: how much we're producing and where it's all stored COVID-19 pandemic may produce dramatic changes in life expectancy, birth rates and immigration The rush to net zero by 2050 risks piling pressure on low-emitting countries India: election loss in West Bengal may be start of a backlash against Modi's handling of COVID crisis Saudi Arabia: Reveal Status of Saudi-Australian Lebanon: Allow Syrian Refugee Students to Take Exams Vietnam: Free Democracy Activist Mother, Sons Alternative Indian movies: Is Netflix at last embracing cultural diversity? Here's why students don't revise what they write – and why they should How qualified immunity protects police officers accused of wrongdoing How cleaning up coolants can cool the climate – why HFCs are getting phased out from refrigerators and air conditioners Biden's infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the US Two classes of trans kids are emerging – those who have access to puberty blockers, and those who don't Indians are forced to change rituals for their dead as COVID-19 rages through cities and villages COVID vaccines: why waiving patents won't fix global shortage – scientist explains Hartlepool by-election: red wall seat will be a key test for Keir Starmer's leadership How the pandemic is hurting university students' mental health Tracking science: a way to include more people in producing knowledge Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortage Chad’s ‘covert coup’ and the implications for democratic governance in Africa Why Zambia's upcoming poll risks tipping the balance against democracy Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison Herd immunity: can the UK get there? A giant piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth. Here's how worried you should be 'Apartheid' claim, Israel and the verdict of international law